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University scientists honoured with new Royal Society Research Fellowships

Three scientists from the University have been appointed new University Research Fellows as part of the prestigious Royal Society scheme.

Radio New Zealand interview: The Everydayness of Death

Dr John Troyer from our Centre for Death & Society claims it’s not that death is a taboo subject, it’s just that we’ve been encouraged not to talk about it.

University Hall open house event: Thu 18 & Fri 19 Sep

Come and look around the newly refurbished University Hall; the Audio Visual (AV) team will be answering questions and guiding staff around the newly refurbished facility.

What would be the impact of a Scottish ‘Yes’?

What are the prospects for the rest of the UK if Scotland says ‘yes’ to independence?

Tsinghua academics come to Bath for joint scientific workshop

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is hosting the second joint scientific workshop between Tsinghua University and the University of Bath on this week.

Quantitative Easing pushes institutional investors towards corporate bonds, shows research

The recent policy of Quantitative Easing (QE) led institutional investors to shift their portfolios away from government gilts towards corporate bonds, suggests a new working paper published by the Bank of England which provides hard evidence on the main channel through which QE is thought to operate in an economy.

Temporary Agency Work in the EU political economies of austerity

A workshop of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners, trade unions, NGOs, stakeholders representing market interests, academic experts, postgraduate students and journalists on a UK, EU and International level. Registration closes on Wednesday 17 September.

Jordan has become the West’s warehouse for Iraqi refugees

Dr Jason Hart discusses the impact on Jordan of the influx of refugees in The Conversation.

Bath unveils new chemical analysis facility

Last week our scientists celebrated the launch of the University’s Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility (CCAF) that can be used in research ranging from creating biodegradable plastics to finding new treatments for late stage cancer.

Thank you for a very successful Open Day

Dame Glynis thanks all staff & students who played a part in welcoming 10,000 visitors to campus on Saturday

Why the British political class must embrace change or die

Profesor Charles Lees (PoLIS) discusses the need for political change in Britain following the Scottish referendum on the British Politics Group Blog.

Academic Skills Centre staff go to Brazil

Staff from our new Academic Skills Centre are hoping to set up an International Writing Centre

University spinout wins at Bath Business Awards

University of Bath spinout company CiteAb has been selected as the most ‘Innovative Startup Business of the Year’ in the 2014 Bath Business Awards.

Next PS Bath workshop: Wed 17 Sep

The University of Bath is working with Bath Spa University to give local UCAS applicants expert advice on writing their personal statements at a free workshop in Carpenter House.

SETsquared joins forces with UKTI to help start-ups to globalise

Technology start-ups in Bath are set to get help expanding internationally thanks to a new partnership between SETsquared and UKTI

Look beyond the bottom line for trustworthy leaders

Integrity and benevolence are the hallmarks of trusted leaders, and recruiters overlook these qualities at their peril, shows new research from our School of Management.

Routinely separating siblings in foster care is unacceptable

An article in the Conversation by Justin Rogers, Lecturer in Social Work, about the crucial importance of keeping brothers and sisters together when they go into foster care.

Cristina is Royal Pharmaceutical Society Student of the Year

Congratulations to Cristina Dumitru, a First Class MPharm 2014 graduate, who has been awarded the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Student of the Year Award.

Nicholas Startin on why France’s far right has growing appeal

Dr Nicholas Startin, lecturer in European Politics, talks to the Voice of Russia.

New ‘Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research’ announced

The University will launch an EPSRC-funded, UK centre of excellence in low carbon vehicle research

Helping students with Asperger’s prepare for uni – Mark Brosnan

Dr Mark Brosnan is quoted in an article in the Guardian which talks about how universities are trying to help students with Asperger’s improve their social and life skills

Men with Type 2 diabetes wanted for new ‘HIT’ exercise study

Scientists from our Department for Health are looking for men with Type 2 diabetes aged 40-60 to take part in a new study to find out more about the health benefits of short bursts of exercise.

Sewage epidemiology research to be featured on BBC Radio 4

Our research on waste water epidemiology will feature in a BBC Radio 4 documentary called Urine Trouble: What’s in our water?, to be broadcast on Tuesday 9 September at 9pm.

PhD student shortlisted for MRC writing award

Annelisa Sadler, a PhD student from our Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, is one of 13 Medical Research Council (MRC) funded researchers shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award.

Civil Engineer returns from successful research trip

ACE Prize Fellow Dr Lee Bryant has returned from her recent research trip with a wealth of interesting data, which will hopefully shed greater light on oxygen minimum zones (OMZ).

Bath alumna is pentathlon world champ

Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion after striking gold in Warsaw

International IPR symposium at University

This week we play host to the 2-day international IPR policy symposium on lost youth in the 21st century.

Bath one of the most welcoming universities for students

Bath has been ranked one of the most welcoming universities for students.

Bristol and Bath researchers join forces in battle against dementia

Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are to be part of a new regional network for dementia research, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern talks at Science Café

Divining human health through urban wastewater profiling

New diagnosis technique to counter rapid rise in knee replacements

New research from researchers in our Mechanical Engineering Department could help improve success rates for knee replacement surgery and prevent costly revisions to existing implants.

Bath helps produce next generation of businesswomen

We have been rated second in The Economist’s table looking at the number of women studying for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the world’s top 100 universities.

Chris Griffin talks about the history of feminism on BBC Radio Wilts

Professor Chris Griffin from our Department of Psychology talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire

David Galbreath talks to BBC Radio Wilts about NATO Summit

International security expert, Professor David Galbreath from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, talks to BBC Gloucestershire about preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit in Newport

App finds design solutions to everyday problems for people with disabilities

Design app competition organised through the Department for Health to find solutions to everyday challenges for elderly and disabled cited in new Parliamentary Report.

David Galbreath talks to BBC Gloucestershire about NATO Summit in Newport

International security expert, Professor David Galbreath from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, talks to BBC Gloucestershire about preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit in Newport

The McMafia: Felia Allum interviewed in The Telegraph

Dr Felia Allum talks about possible mafia activity in Aberdeen.

Chris Griffin on recording concerts & social media [17:36]

Professor Chris Griffin spoke to Robert Elmes on BBC London 94.9 on Saturday about how people are choosing to record their experiences using the latest technology.

Bath to be training base for Australia at Rugby World Cup 2015

Our Sports Training Village is one of 41 team bases selected to host the 20 participating teams during the tournament which takes places in England and Cardiff between September 18 and October 31 next year.

James Betts’ breakfast research featured in ‘Time’ magazine

Does having breakfast really help with weight loss and boost metabolism? Research suggests not.

James Betts’ research featured in New York Times blog

Is breakfast overrated? It would appear so.

Strengthening links with Singapore

Mech Eng has been developing its relationship with the National University of Singapore

‘Inside Cancer’ MOOC starts again on 1 Sep

Still time to sign up for our popular, free MOOC about how genes influence cancer development